A great gift for the coffee table: Bottega Veneta‘s tome, the house’s first ever book with Rizzoli to celebrate the craftsmanship and luxury of the legendary maison.

This beautifully designed and slipcased monograph is the rich result of a collaborative effort between creative director Tomas Maier, designer Sam Shahid, and many of today’s leading fashion journalists. It highlights the brand’s illustrious history that reaches back to a time when it was known primarily for its soft, handcrafted leather handbags. Today, Bottega Veneta is renowned not only for its coveted leather goods but also for a remarkable range of luxury products. Now, as then, the brand stands for the discreet sophistication and refined individuality captured in its famous line, “When your own initials are enough.”


Simultaneously available in English, Italian, French and German, the trade edition is sold in Bottega Veneta and fine book stores worldwide for € 80/CHF 100. There is also a luxury edition slipcased in intrecciato leather, which is sold exclusively in Bottega Veneta boutiques for € 550/CHF 680.

This is the ultimate volume for the true connoisseur of luxury handcraftsmanship, especially if you find pieces from your own closet in the book like I did…

LoL, Sandra

Bottega_book_Shoes_2Photos: Courtesy of Bottega Veneta and © Sandra Bauknecht